Concrete Science Research Brief: Crystallinity of Cement Clinkers: Application of Rietveld Refinement

April 1, 2012

Using the Rietveld method, we provide evidence that the presence of non-quantified material is significant in the studied samples of industrial clinker. This material likely affects grindability and reactivity, and our strategy allows one to quantify systematically its content, which has the potential to permit more complete characterization and therefore better estimates of performance and grindability. MORE